I.Project Selection Process

We can define three types of major uses for the telecommunications services:

  • The personal use of PC desktops and wants to surf the Internet, download music, share pictures and communicate through e-mails or instant messaging.
  • The professional use of PC desktops to manage the communication flow within the company and with the customers and suppliers as well
  • the business man who needs a cellphone and a laptop to stay in touch with customers and also to carry company information on the road
  • The personal use of cellphones to communicate with friends and family wherever the location is.

For a long time, hi-tech companies have tried to integrate as many features as possible in their equipment to make it as versatile as possible. Since the mid-1990, the data networks and the telephone networks have built bridges from one to another with the fast development of Internet and the boom of digital electronics in the entertainment and telecommunications market.
From our point of view, this convergence can be made true by a new type of device, the smartphone, which is both a cellular phone and personal digital assistant (or Pocket PC). We will see in a next future if the smartphone can offer to the consumer a single device to satisfy all the needs of both business people and end-user for services related to telecommunications as stated above.

II. Content / Objectives

Our goal is to show how the smartphone can bring networking services to a new level. For that , we will cover the following features:

  • The specific applications provided by the use of a smartphone (GPS localization with added info,…)
  • The way to integrate existing services offered on computer networks to a cell phone user and the benefits
  • How are the differents communications protocols (GSM,GPRS,Bluetooth,Wi-Fi) integrated and how do they coexist
  • The implementation of the protocol stack in the device, its operating systems or specific applications

III. References

  1. Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 (Smartphones)
  2. Handspring Treo
  3. Symbian
  4. Mizi Linux Smartphone
  5. PalmOne Treo 600
  6. Sony Ericsson P800
  7. Qualcomm CDMA Chipset

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